Sep 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
to the crowds of supporters and criticizing the united states for fighting a war against organizations like wikileaks. >> as wikileaks stands under threat, so does the freedom of expression and the health of all our societies. the united states must renounce its witch hunt against wikileaks. >> assange is seeking asylum to avoid extradition to sweden on sex-crimes allegations. thousands evacuating their homes as growing wild fires burn out of control through california, washington, and idaho. >> that's like a death in the family, you know. this was our home to a lot of friends, and it's gone. >> the fires fueled by searing heat, dry weather, and strong winds, destroying homes and scorching land. crews working around the clock to contain the flames. for "teen kids news," i'm julie banderas, "fox news channel in the classroom." >> opinion matters. that's why we call this segment "speak of the week." >> speaking english -- should it be a requirement for american citizenship? find out what teens think. >> i don't think so, because they should have a right to share their cultures with other people.
Sep 15, 2012 4:00pm PDT
to have a curriculum to teach the history of 9/11. >> many of the kids we spoke to agree. >> the united states should have that in their curriculum because -- because everybody's affected by it. >> i think this should be taught in school because teens should have a right to know about this -- about what happened. >> the tribute center is packed with exhibits. it also runs special programs for students, as well as guided walking tours of the area. >> for mr. ielpi, the center is very personal. his son jonathan, a firefighter, died on 9/11. that's his helmet and coat, along with photos of comrades who gave their lives trying to save others. an important part of the tribute center is a look at what happened aft9/11. the center believes that through education comes understanding. that's why visitors are asked to share their thoughts. for more information on the 9/11 tribute center, follow the link on our website. >> memorials in steel and stone are only one of the many ways we remember those who died in the attacks on tuesday, september 11, 2001. another lasting legacy is the creation of tu
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
are coming! >> so, could you explain your >> i am dressed as a musician in the united states corps of artillery. musicians wore red so officers could easily spot them on the field of battle. all right, guys! one quick thing! when the flag starts to pull as i'm raising it, you got to let go, okay? >> do you raise the flag every single day, even if no one's here? >> that is correct. we are mandated by law. president truman, in 1948, declared that fort mchenry should fly the flag 24/7, 365 days. >> like our country, our flag has changed a lot through the years. how long has the flag looked the way it does? >> the flag has had 50 stars and 13 stripes since 1960. >> that's when hawaii became our newest state. what is the most-famous american flag? >> the most-famous american flag is the flag that flew here in 1814. it is now in the smithsonian museum in washington, but it inspired the national anthem, and, therefore, it is the most-famous american flag. >> flag had 15 stars and 15 stripes, and if you look closely, the flag they are flying here at fort mchenry is the same -- just a lot